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Why Activated Charcoal Dental Products Could Do More Harm Than Good

November 2, 2019
by CBC News


Canadian Dental Association has not approved any oral-based products containing activated charcoal.

While photos of charcoal-stained smiles are taking social media by storm, dental professionals are warning that the products could be hurting more than they are helping.

“There’s been no research done on [how these products could affect] oral health at all,” said registered dental hygienist Helen Symons, who is also a program instructor at Fanshawe College in London, Ont.

That’s why she says she wouldn’t recommend people use these products.

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